We all love that sugary snack every now and then but if we only knew the damage it does to our body. This is why it is important to limit the consumption of refined carbs as much as possible. In this video series I have tried to simplify the latest research on the effects of carbs, proteins and fats on the body. Our bodies deals differently with each of these macro nutrients and in this video we will look at how refined carbs affect the level of insulin in your body and ultimately make you fatter.
In the next video in this series we will look at how proteins are synthesized by our body and maybe try to bust the myth that proteins don’t contribute to weight gain. When it comes to protein there are basically two schools of thought on this. One says that excess intake of proteins such as protein shakes and protein bars can contribute to weight gain because excess protein is converted to glucose. The other school plays down the contribution of protein to weight gain. Well, my thoughts on protein are to match them with your lifestyle. If you are weight lifting or doing excessive exercise then increase your intake, if not, then just go with the recommended daily allowance which is about 0.4 grams per pound (0.8 grams per Kg.) of lean body mass.
One thing is for sure excessive intake of carbs and especially refined carbs will hurt you. This is something that most schools of though agree on, so please do your best to just say no.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this.